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"Wandering in a Labyrinth of Indians: Uncertain Alliances in the Colonial Brazil Borderlands" by Heather Roller, Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Seminar Series

March 27th, 2017 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

How can we read colonial correspondence for insights into indigenous political and diplomatic strategies?  This lecture focuses on the dynamics between colonial fort commanders in Brazil and the members of a powerful indigenous group, the Guaikurú of the Paraguay River basin. A mobile, equestrian society that occupied the borderlands between Spanish and Portuguese territories, the Guai...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session for Undergraduates

March 27th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports college graduates conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Applications are due in the fall of senior year; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the application process in their junior year....


RESCHEDULED - Heaven, Hell, and Everything In Between: Murals of the Colonial Andes

March 28th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: 107

This book talk has been moved to April 12 at 4:30 p.m. For more information visit:  events.cornell.edu....


¨The Shining Path and the Ripple Effects of Violence: Peru, 1980-2016," by Charles Walker, U.C. Davis, Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Annual Lecture

March 29th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: A.D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

The leader of the Shining Path in Peru, Abimael Guzmán, promised to create a new society in Peru, one deeply egalitarian and homogenous, a Maoist utopia. They failed and during the uprising more than 70,000 people were killed. This talk considers the challenges of telling the story of that period and its violence nearly twenty-five years after Guzmán's capture, particularly the b...


Soccer Chants, Heteronormativity and Participatory Sounding-In-Synchrony, by Eduardo Herrera, Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Seminar Series

April 10th, 2017 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

In local Argentine soccer matches one can find anywhere between two hundred to fifty thousand people chanting together, accompanied by large ensembles of percussion and  brass instruments. Research on this mode of musical production has focused on the genealogy of the melodies and the discursive analysis of chant lyrics with or without an ethnographic component.&...


Heaven, Hell, and Everything In Between: Murals of the Colonial Andes

April 12th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: 107

The role of the visual arts in negotiating a sense of place and identity is an important one, and mural paintings reveal the complex ways that artists and viewers conceptualize the space they inhabit.   In a Chats in the Stacks talk, assistant professor of history of art Ananda Cohen-Aponte (Cohen Suarez) will talk about her new book, Heaven, Hell, and Everything i...


"Can Intrastate Accountability Reduce Local Capture? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Mexico", Ana de la O, Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Seminar Series

April 24th, 2017 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

Speaker: Ana De La O, Political Science, Yale University...


The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile

April 25th, 2017 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: 107

Nicknamed "the firecracker poet" for his incendiary poems, such as "The Cry of the Renegade," Gómez Rojas was a member of the University of Chile's student federation which had come under repeated attack for its critiques of Chile's political system and ruling parties. Government officials accused the federation of destroying social order, calling them insolen...


"Public Ritual, Temple Construction, and the Origins of Maya Civilization" by Takeshi Inomata, Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Seminar Series

May 1st, 2017 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

Speaker: Takeshi Inomata, Anthropology, University of Arizona...

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